Ally Condie's Novel Matched Trilogy

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Ally Condie is a modern author who writes young adult novels that teaches readers of all ages valuable life lessons while still allowing us to go on wild adventures with the characters. Publisher's Weekly says that her novels are an accurate showcase of Condie's “...vivid, poetic writing...” that allows us as readers to see deeply into the character's pain and desires. Condie's writing holds the perfect balance between enthralling and educational with her common themes of love, loss and friendship delicately woven into her novels. In her Matched Trilogy, Condie touches upon less talked about themes such as sacrifice and an over-powered government: What form of government is truly best for society and just how much control should that…show more content…
How could this be, “...the Society doesn't make mistakes” (Condie 36). The Society is quick to catch the mistake and tells Cassia that it was just a glitch in the system, but an unnerving feeling still haunts her. How is she suppose to trust a supposedly infallible system if she has witnessed a mistake? Cassia goes to her great-grandfather for advise but his advise only increases her uncertainty. He gives her illegal poems, stashed away for years, and tells her not to trust the Society. With the Society breathing down her neck, threatening both her and her family, Cassia still can't manage to seize her interests in Ky. It seems as if the more in love with Ky she becomes, the more threats the Society holds against her. With one girl threatening the whole system, the Society finally sends Ky out to a secret work camp where he is meant to be killed and Cassia to a labor intensive work site away from the Society. Raging against the Society, Cassia plans to fight. She plans to do whatever it takes to get to Ky. In Matched, Condie introduces us to our first form of government, the Society. In the Society, the citizens have no say in anything. Careers, relationships and even when you will die is thought out through a mathematical system leaving the concept of choice a repellent thing in the eyes of the citizens. With the belief that too much will bring down the level of beauty in arts, the Society has eliminated all but
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